Rookies selected in first round of NFL Draft added to Madden 17 Ultimate Team

Posted April 28th, 2017 at 8:00 am

Ever since 2012 EA Sports has been adding incoming rookies early to Madden, months in advance of them making their official debut with the edition that represents their first actual season as a member of the league. EA has been able to do this by introducing them into Madden Ultimate Team and that tradition continues with Madden NFL 17 where all 32 first rounders taken in the 2017 NFL Draft can now be found in Ultimate Team mode.

There are two different types of cards: one with ratings that reflect how they are perceived as they enter the league (though maybe more favorably than they will be rated next fall in Madden NFL 18) and the other being fantasy-type “Potential” ratings that set them up as future superstars based on where they were drafted. Given that players with ratings in the low-mid 80’s are likely useless to most who have been playing Ultimate Team for some time now, those future superstar cards are the ones that will be considered relevant at this time. The lower-rated versions will be sought after only because they can be put towards Sets to earn an Elite version.

Standouts include Myles Garrett (Power Moves), John Ross (Speed and Acceleration), Solomon Thomas (Pursuit), Leonard Fournette (Trucking and Stiff Arm), Mike Williams (Spectacular Catch), Christian McCaffrey (Agility), and Patrick Mahomes (Throw Power).

For a full look at all the rookies that can now be found in Madden NFL 17 Ultimate Team and their key ratings check out today’s piece over at Sporting News.